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125th Anniversary of the First Zionist Congress in Basel

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The Most Significant Zionist Gathering of the Decade

28-29 August 2022

On August the 29th 1897, the First Zionist Congress was convened by Theodor Herzl to deliberate the founding of a Jewish state and the creation of the World Zionist Organization, an institution that would pave the way for the establishment of the State of Israel.

Marking the 125th anniversary of this historic date we gathered to honor the past and discuss the future  in a series of events in Basel, Switzerland, where Herzl's vision first came to life.

Yaakov Hagoel

Chairman's Greetings

Dear Friends, Many of us were born into the reality of the State of Israel existing as a sovereign, powerful, Jewish, and value-based entity. ..... This year we are marking the 125th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress in Basel.....
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The World Zionist Organization

The World Zionist Organization was founded at the initiative of Theodore Herzl at the First Zionist Congress which took place in August 1897 in Basle, Switzerland.